Thursday, March 3, 2011

"God, please heal _________."

I have prayed this over and over and over and over and over and over and over this past month. I have never, in my whole life, known so many people who have needed prayer for health issues. Serious health issues.

What is happening? Why is everyone getting sick RIGHT NOW? Why aren't tests coming back with answers? Why aren't the meds working? Why, just when you think someone is ok, are they suddenly not ok again? This keeps happening with my family, my friends, people I know, people of people I know.....

Can I just be honest here for a minute? I'm tired of praying these words. It's getting difficult to pray the same thing over and over again, all day, every day. It's getting to the point where I really have to work at it. It's starting to feel like I'm just reciting a script for a sad play where everyone around me is just ill. It's hard to pray with that same fervency you pray with when you first hear of someone needing prayer. But will I quit trying? NO. I'll keep at it, because I know it's important. God hears me. It's what He wants me to do. Not giving up.

So if you're reading this, will join me in praying? I'm not asking for prayer for specific people. I'm sure you all have your own list of names that you pray for. Can you just pray that in general, for the people in my family, in my circle of friends, in my church..... that we can all begin to heal physically, and mentally, and emotionally, and that this black cloud of sickness following us around will finally give way to puffy white clouds of health and happiness?